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Dropbox has expanded its storage space for paying Plus users from 1TB to 2TB. Professional users also get 1TB and now have a total of 3TB at their disposal.

By offering simple, reasonably priced cloud storage and synchronization options for non-business customers, Dropbox wants to compete with parties such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Apple iCloud, says Engadget.

In addition, Dropbox provides its Plus and Professional users with additional features such as Smart Sync, Rewind and a built-in watermark utility. This allows you to overlay a name and date on any image file or PDF. The latter function is only available to Professional users.

Smart Sync

Smart Sync was previously only available for corporate accounts or via the $20 monthly Dropbox Professional subscription. A Plus subscription costs $10 per month. This feature allows users to view files stored in Dropbox through the Windows or Mac file browser. This regardless of whether the file is stored locally or via the cloud. Smart Sync prevents you from having to jump between the desktop and the web interface when you try to find a file.

Moreover, the function is now automated. When Smart Sync is activated, it searches for and deletes locally stored files that have not been used for a long time. The files will still be available in both the file browser and the Dropbox web interface from which they can be downloaded. The ability to structurally store files locally is still possible, but this automatic function prevents the hard drive from becoming too full.


The new Rewind feature ensures that disastrous changes, such as unintentionally deleted folders, are reversed to an earlier date. From the Dropbox website, certain options make it possible to restore everything as it was before the catastrophe. Plus users can return to any point in the past 30 days, while Professional users can return to a maximum of 180 days.

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